Papakura Acupuncture and Osteopath Treats Chronic Lower Back and Nerve Pain

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( — October 4, 2018) — In Tune Osteopaths and Natural Health Clinic, located in Papakura, South Auckland has both osteopaths and acupuncturists onsite for the treatment of chronic lower back pain and nerve pain.

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Acupuncture can assist in treating nerve pain by reducing any inflammation which results from the trapped nerve, but if the source of the problem is structural then the quickest way to deal with the pain may be to see one of the clinic’s team of osteopaths.

Lower back pain will affect 80% of people at some point in life. Lumbar muscle strains and sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the top reasons people seek treatment and the number one reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. Research also suggests that acupuncture is an effective tool for treating back pain.

A recent review of 22 studies found that acupuncture provides short-term relief from chronic back pain. There was also greater improvement in pain for people who got acupuncture compared to those who received a “sham” treatment. Other studies comparing standard treatment to acupuncture showed that acupuncture was more effective.

Scientific explanations of how acupuncture works explain how the needling process in acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, including endorphins, encephalin (a type of endorphin) and other neurochemicals. These natural chemicals may either change the pain experience or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

Both osteopathy and acupuncture are holistic treatments which focus on total body health. The osteopathic and acupuncture treatments offered for back and nerve pain at the In Tune Osteopaths and Natural Health Clinic use techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well-being. As such, an in-depth patient history, treatment options and clear communication of an unfolding treatment ensure patients are comfortable and informed at all times.

To book an appointment with In Tune Osteopaths and Natural Health Clinic and find out more about all the osteopathy and acupuncture treatments on offer, simply visit the website at the link provided below.

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